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I’m Away Laughing on a Fast Camel

One last ride.

Today is my last day at the good ship TMS, and I've got a lot of people to thank for making my years at Geekosystem and The Mary Sue so rewarding.

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Interview: Olympic Boxer Claressa Shields Shows Us What It Means to Be a Champion

"The goal is to go down in history as the best woman fighter to ever live. That's my goal."

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Donald Trump’s Running Mate Mike Pence Once Wrote a Very Concerning Op-Ed About Mulan and Assault in the Military

Mister I'll-make-a-victim-blamer-out-of-you.

Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, has done a lot of contemptible things on his path to potential vice presidency.

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I’m Extremely Here for this Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Behind-the-Scenes Footage


Star Wars Celebration is happening live right now, and one of the most exciting things to come out of it so far is this behind-the-scenes clip of the making of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, featuring a lot of new footage.

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Dark J.R.R. Tolkien Poem About a Magical, Malevolent Woman to Be Republished

She "span dark spells with spider-craft, / and as she span she softly laughed."

J.R.R. Tolkien's poem "The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun" has been out of print since it was published in The Welsh Review 71 years ago, but HarperCollins is republishing the poem as part of an anthology November 3rd.

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The Dark Tower Movie Is a Somewhat-Sequel to the Books, Will Not Feature Susannah or Eddie

Roland's ka-tet might be a little smaller than we thought.

The Dark Tower book series is, in many ways, a love letter from Stephen King to cinema, but it might also be the work of his that will be the most difficult to faithfully adapt for the screen.

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Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill Commemorate the End of Filming on Star Wars: Episode VIII

Done they are.

Filming on Star Wars: Episode VIII has come to a close, and Daisy Ridley commemorated the shoot on her Instagram yesterday with an intriguing pic of a lightsaber-wielding Rey.

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Nottinghamshire Police Now Classify Street Harassment, Other Acts of Misogyny as Hate Crimes

Nottinghamshire has had it up to here with sexist douchecanoes. According to The BBC, police in the British county have expanded their definition of hate crimes to include acts of misogyny. The change was first championed last year by the Nottingham Women's Centre during the Nottinghamshire Safer for Women Conference.

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Here’s the First Official Look at Bill Skarsgard as It’s New Pennywise. Aww!

It me.

Last month, we learned that Hemlock Grove's Bill Skarsgard would play Pennywise the Clown in New Line's adaptation of Stephen King's It, and now Entertainment Weekly has the first exclusive look at Skarsgard as the terror of Derry, Maine.

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Paul Feig Makes Cryptic Comment About “Dealing With the Studios” and Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters isn't officially out in the United States, and some fans might see this news as a spoiler (although I'd argue it absolutely is not). Still, you've been warned.

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Jennifer Aniston Extremely, Understandably Fed Up With Media Fixating on Women’s Bodies and Relationships

Even if you have only the most cursory knowledge of today's tabloids—if you've even just glanced over the covers of Us Weekly and OK! and their competitors in the checkout line at the grocery store—you're probably familiar with their fixation on Jennifer Aniston's uterus.

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Things We Saw Today: the Honest Trailer for Ghostbusters 2

ScreenJunkies reminds us of the many disappointments of Ghostbusters 2.

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Javier Bardem to Terrify Pedants as Frankenstein in Universal’s Monster Universe

Yesterday, Variety reported that Javier Bardem had been cast as Frankenstein in Universal's Monster Universe franchise, and Variety's Justin Kroll later confirmed over Twitter that Bardem will be playing the monster, not the titular scientist.

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Surprise! New, All-Male Writers Revealed for the Wonder Woman Movie

In late 2014, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Jason Fuchs, known for Pan and Ice Age: Continental Drift, was set to write the Wonder Woman movie with then-director Michelle MacLaren. Since then, of course, a lot has changed.

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Gambit Finally Gets a Filming Date, Cherie

Production on the Channing Tatum-starring Gambit has been plagued with delays following director Rupert Wyatt's exit last fall and x-tensive rewrites.

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Get Villainous with San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Pin Mate Suicide Squad Set

Put a pin in it.

The Suicide Squad Pin Mate Wooden Figure Set of 10 - Convention Exclusive from Bif Bang Pow! is the perfect combination of villainous and cute.

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Things We Saw Today: Captain Marvel to Be Relaunched with Margaret Stohl

Carol corps, assemble! Marvel will relaunch Captain Marvel in early 2017, written by YA author Margaret Stohl with art from Ramon Rosanas. The series will build on Captain Marvels' arc from Civil War II.

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Dope Star Kiersey Clemons May Play Iris West in The Flash Movie


Variety reports that Kiersey Clemons, known for her work in Neighbors 2: Sorority Uprising, Dope, and Lady Gaga's "Til It Happens to You" music video, is the rumored top choice to play the female lead in Warner Bros.' The Flash movie.

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Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson Feature in Lush Set Photos from Annihilation

That lady-led sci-fi, tho.

Annihilation, the upcoming movie from Ex Machina writer/director Alex Garland, stars Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie Portman, and Oscar Isaac. That's quite the cast, and the movie's plot makes this project even more intriguing.

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